What’s chock full of primary colors and distinctively beveled? Not Google’s logo – at least it may not be anymore.
In conjunction with its fifteenth anniversary (happy birthday, by the way; we know you’re listening), the search engine giant has been trickling out a modified version of its prior design. This new one has more muted colors, some slight typeface tweaks (the “e” is now endowed with a full cross bar) and – surprise! – it’s flat.
Google’s newly unveiled logo design is flat and has more muted colors
This is first logo design alteration that Google has made in three years, and it comes on the tails of similar redesigns by its competitor search engines, Yahoo! and Bing. (No word about an Ask.com makeover … yet).
After a month-long PR campaign featuring 30 new logo possibilities, Yahoo! revealed this official one (top) to replace its well-known previous mark (bottom)
Microsoft-owned Bing’s new logo (top) falls in line with the company’s overall branding scheme. The old design (bottom) will be phased out soon
Now, how about a brief jaunt down Google memory lane?
Logo 2010 – 2013
Logo 1999 – 2010
Logo 1998 – 1999